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Plasma Temperature Measurements In The Context Of Spectral Interference, Brandon Seesahai Jan 2016

Plasma Temperature Measurements In The Context Of Spectral Interference, Brandon Seesahai

Honors Undergraduate Theses

The path explored in this thesis is testing a plasma temperature measurement approach that accounts for interference in a spectrum. The Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (AES) technique used is called Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and involves focusing a laser pulse to a high irradiance onto a sample to induced a plasma. Spectrally analyzing the plasma light provides a "finger print" or spectrum of the sample. Unfortunately, spectral line broadening is a type of interference encountered in a LIBS spectrum because it blends possible ionic or atomic transitions that occur in plasma. To make use of the information or transitions not ...